Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy Richard Sulik informed the journalists about the decision. Prime Minister Eduard Heger is to outline the exact scope of the restrictions.
Government experts recommended even stricter restrictions. Lockdown – in their opinion – should last three weeks.
According to preliminary information, only shops with basic necessities are to be opened in the country. Employers will check anti-covid certificates. After 10 days, the government will evaluate the effects of the measures taken.
The decision was made due to the growing number of daily SARS-CoV-2 infections and the overload of the health care system. On Tuesday, laboratories in Slovakia recorded over 10 thousand. new infections. This is the highest number since the pandemic started in March 2020. There are 3,200 COVID-19 patients in hospitals.